Saviors of Sapphire Wings & Stranger of Sword City Revisited

NIS America, NIS America, Experience Inc., Codeglue

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
83
Top Critic Average
75%
Critics Recommend
Based on 12 critic reviews
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Saviors of Sapphire Wings & Stranger of Sword City Revisited

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Based on 12 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Based on 12 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchMar 16, 2021
PCMar 16, 2020

Developers: NIS America, Experience Inc., Codeglue

Publisher: NIS America

Genre: RPG

In Saviors of Sapphire Wings, a fallen hero is reincarnated 100 years after being defeated by the Overlord of Darkness. Bond with allies, explore dungeons, and vanquish monsters in this RPG gem! Knights, Assemble!: Muster all your might and cunning to confront the forces of the Overlord of Darkness! Assemble your party, develop your own playstyle with traps and tactics, and exploit your enemies' elemental weaknesses to overcome the most powerful servants of darkness. Bound by Battle: Lead allies into battle and keep them alive to strengthen your bonds and unlock their true potential. Off the battlefield, have one-on-one conversations with your comrades to discuss their history and outlook on your adventures. The bonds you build with your allies will be the true bulwark against your fight against the Overlord of Darkness! Hunters of Darkness: Turn the tables on the denizens of evil by setting traps to corner the elusive and dangerous monsters, and defeat them to obtain rare and powerful treasures! Revisiting Stranger of Sword City: Put your dungeon-delving skills to the test in another thrilling adventure with Stranger of Sword City Revisited! This remaster of the classic RPG comes with additional content, including expanded character creation options, in-game events, and new items and equipment! Discover a tale of war, darkness, and the power of bonds, coming to the West for the first time! The world is plunged into ruin after Ol=Ohma, the Overlord of Darkness defeats the Knights of the Round, the last bastion of defense for mankind. 100 years later, a fallen hero returns to life and must lead a new generation of heroes to defeat Ol=Ohma’s forces and restore light and hope to the world. Explore dungeons, use traps and combat prowess to defeat powerful monsters, and bond with your allies to unlock their true potential in this RPG gem. If you enjoyed your adventures in Saviors of Sapphire Wings, you can also dive into the world of Stranger of Sword City Revisited! Brimming with additional content such as expanded character creation options, in-game events, and new items and equipment, this remastered version of the original dungeon-crawling hit is bundled with Saviors of Sapphire Wings as a bonus game!

Saviors of Sapphire Wings & Stranger of Sword City Revisited Critic Reviews

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A dual pack with a beginner-friendly but sadly boring RPG, along with a much more interesting but less friendly re-release.

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In this double-pack of titles, NIS America is bringing back two fabulous dungeon crawlers for your playing pleasure. Between the fantasy setting of Saviors of Sapphire Wings, or the more modern take in Stranger of Sword City Revisited, this release will provide hours of entertainment.

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Ultimately, Saviors of Sapphire Wings and Stranger of Sword City Revisited form a welcome package that’s sure to delight fans of dungeon crawlers. I like the way that Sapphire Wings’ moderate difficulty and focus on narrative serve as a good introduction before throwing players into the much more punishing Stranger of Sword City. I’m glad that Experience Inc.'s western partner, NISA, is seeing the value in releasing these niche games to a Western audience, and the added appeal of playing these games on-the-go is a plus for the genre. And speaking from a purely value-for-money perspective, you’re getting two full length, lengthy games for the price of one, and you’ll be happily dungeon crawling for weeks and weeks if you choose to pick this one up.

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Minor nit picks aside, I highly recommend this RPG combo for any dungeon crawler aficionado and its price tag isn't a major ask for a pair of RPGs that will consume 50 to 60 hours a piece. Although certainly not for the casual gamer, this NIS-developed duo has very nearly hit the mark for its target audience. So rejoice NIS faithful, for Saviors and Strangers is here to roll for bonus stats and take names, and it's brought its 20-sided die.

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